GARY | The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at Indiana University School of Medicine – Northwest is now accepting applications for the 2013 session scheduled for July 31 through Aug. 2.
The hands-on medical education program, the only one of its kind in the country, allows students and working professionals, the opportunity to learn anatomy and radiology by working in the medical school’s gross anatomy laboratory.
The volunteers will work alongside medical students and faculty, practicing physicians and other professionals to ready the body donors for the fall 2013 gross anatomy class. The physical process of prosection includes the removal of donors’ skin and body fat to expose organs, muscles and other anatomical structures.
Participants who are accepted into the IHCPP program will be asked to attend three preparatory classes in June, including an anatomy-research and hands-on clinical session. In July, volunteers will also have the opportunity to assist with the radiography of the medical donors.
Applicants for the IHCPP need not be medical professional or pre-medical students to participate.
Application materials must be received no later than March 30, to be considered. Participants will be selected in mid-May.